Founded in 1070, Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in Morocco and one of the four imperial cities of the country. It is one of the busiest cities in Africa, a major economic center and tourist destination. In the 16th Century, it was the capital of Morocco. The Medina quarter, a densely packed walled medievalContinue reading “Marrakesh”
Aït Benhaddou, it is said the Morocco’s most impressive and enchanting town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. From the 11th Century and located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas, the ksar (Castle) Aït Benhaddou is a historic fortified village along the former caravan route between theContinue reading “Aït Benhaddou”
Taghazout is a fishing village on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, north of the city of Agadir, a mecca for surfers. Cafes and surf shops line the main street. On the beach there’s a great mix of locals, camels and surfers. Every sunset people gather in the cafes and restaurants by the seaside to watch the beautifulContinue reading “Taghazout, Morocco”
The Schilthorn Mountain in Switzerland (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) at 2970mt, became famous as a location for the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The Cableway ticket is very expensive but it worth it I could say, the views from there are breathtaking.
Mürren is a quite isolated and beautiful car-free village. It lies on a terrace at 1650mt from where you can have spectacular views of many surrounding mountains. There are only two ways to get there, by train or cableway. From here you can take another cableway to get The Schilthorn, at 2970mt, which became famousContinue reading “Swiss Alps- Mürren”
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is cut by the river Danube. The Pest side, with the majestic Hungarian Parliament and Central Market, and the Buda side, with its amazing Buda Castle, and super vantage points from the Citadella.It was in my bucket list for a while and finally I made it. And it was wellContinue reading “A break in Budapest”
Ruin bars are central to Budapest’s contemporary culture and became one of the must-visit attractions of the Hungarian capital. Located mainly in the old Jewish ghetto, this neighborhood quickly deteriorated after the 1944-45 Nazi occupation of Budapest and the subsequent deportation of the residents.These places are literally built from ruins of dilapidated old buildings transformedContinue reading “Ruin Bars, Budapest”
After five months I managed to fly out of London and visit my family in Portugal. It is a great feeling.With all these covid requirements and travels traffic light thing, I feared that would be stressful and complicated but actually all process was quite straightforward. Antigen test done, digital vaccination certificated and that was all.Continue reading “Flying again”